Street Fighter 5 alternative costumes give Ryu a lovely beard

Hot hipster hero.

Capcom's unveiled a few alternative costumes for fighting game Street Fighter 5 - and one of them gives Ryu a beard.

Ryu's alternative costume sees the veteran Street Fighter shirtless and wearing a lovely-looking beard. This version has already been dubbed "Hot Ryu" by The Internet, and it's easy to see why. Here's Capcom's official blurb:

"Strong and grizzly, Ryu emerges from a long period of training ready for the next opponent!"


What Hot Ryu doesn't want you to know is he has not been training in a cave for a month. Rather, he's jumping on the beard bandwagon and has gone full hipster having read a magazine in a Shoreditch barber. Well, Ryu, beards won't be on-trend for much longer. The word around TopMan's inner circle is Hercule Poirot's moustache is the next big thing in hot facial hair.

Ryu's not the only one with alternative threads. Here's Cammy decked out in mission gear. So cute!


M. Bison sports an extra sinister-looking black outfit. Creepy but cool!


And here's Chun-Li wearing a stylish black dress. Perfect for swanky dinner reservations and busting heads.


Capcom's said these alternative costumes are pre-order bonuses in the US tied to retailers, and they will surely be pre-order bonuses in the UK, too. No doubt they'll be sold separately at some point, though.

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